By Sarah Shevenock Top Stories Two projects — Amazon Studios’ upcoming show “The Power” and Lionsgate’s Kristen Wiig-led “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” — have pulled out of filming in Georgia, two weeks after Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “heartbeat” bill into law, with “The Power” director Reed Morano saying “We […]
By Sarah Shevenock Top Stories The Writers Guild of America added to its anti-packaging lawsuit against the big four talent agencies a “constructive fraud” claim, which a spokesperson for the Association of Talent Agents called “a desperate attempt by the WGA to keep their utterly meritless legal battle alive.” The additional claim against the talent […]
By Sarah Shevenock Top Stories According to four people familiar with the situation, CBS Corp.’s interim CEO Joseph Ianniello has made an informal offer of around $5 billion to purchase Starz — home to shows such as “Outlander” and “Power” — from Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. over the past few weeks, with three of the […]
By Sarah Shevenock Week in Review Streaming Comcast Corp. and Walt Disney Co. announced that Disney will take full operational control of Comcast’s stake in Hulu LLC, effective immediately, with Comcast able to sell the stake to Disney in 2024 for no less than $27.5 billion regardless of the contemporary value. Comcast has also decided […]
By Sarah Shevenock Top Stories Kevin Reilly has extended his contract with WarnerMedia through 2022, where he will now oversee truTV in addition to his role as president of TNT and TBS and chief content officer for the company’s upcoming streaming service. In his time with the networks, Reilly has launched “Full Frontal With Samantha […]
By Sarah Shevenock Top Stories Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s Quibi mobile streaming service, which is expected to launch in 2020, is seeking to raise an additional $1 billion after raising that amount last year, according to four people familiar with the matter, though one source close to the company said that no final determination […]
By Sarah Shevenock Note to Subscribers: Morning Consult is at the Upfronts, bringing you the most important news and events from this year’s presentations in a dedicated section in each day’s brief. Plus, don’t forget to follow along with our reporter Sarah Shevenock, who is on the ground in New York for the latest. Top […]
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